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ballast organic biofilms

Working with German, Israeli, and U.S. scientists, the Center has identified sources of bioinvasions, from European to U.S. waters, in the form of ballast organic biofilms (from ballast-water tanks of large ships). These dominant sources of transported microbes and associated protista are minimized by ballast tank coatings that control biodiversity while preventing biocorrosion.

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Mar 24, 2017


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